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Woman found dead of gunshot wound in Fort Worth traffic accident has been identified

The Tarrant County medical examiner has identified a woman found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in east Fort Worth.
The Tarrant County medical examiner has identified a woman found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in east Fort Worth. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A woman who was found dead in a car that had gone into a drainage ditch in Fort Worth, Texas has been identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner as Katie McHowell, 24, of Cleburne.

Police said Friday that officers responding to a report of a minor traffic accident in the 5100 block of Brentwood Stair Road late Thursday night discovered McHowell in the car, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A gun was in the car with her, police said.

Police said Saturday that they remained unsure whether her death was a homicide or suicide.

The medical examiner’s office didn’t immediately reply to an inquiry Saturday morning.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

A woman was killed and an infant critically injured early Sunday in a two vehicle wreck on Berry Street.

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